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Watson, Cotman advance to regional spelling bee

 

After 18 rounds of spelling words, the two finalists who will advance to the Regional Spelling Bee are Brady Watson and Muriel Cotman with Kesli Pratka as the alternate.
 
The Dewitt County Spelling Bee was held on Feb. 13 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Fellowship Hall where 15 students representing schools throughout DeWitt County competed. 
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
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'Always something new to learn' in officiating

 

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Chisolm's Trail cowboy culture to hit social studies textbook

 

In the three short months of its opening, the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum has become one of the area’s best resources on cowboy culture. But soon the museum’s reach will extend to thousands of elementary students in Texas.
 
Pearson producer Dana Damiano from Chandler, Ariz. stopped by the museum with videographer and photographer Paul Ramirez, also of Chandler, Ariz. on Feb. 6. 
 
Damiano said she learned about the museum after a quick web search.
 
“I did a search on cowboys, cattling and ranching in Texas and came across the [museum’s] website,” Damiano said. “It was fantastic, well done and impressive. It gave a lot of information.”
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
Tue
04
Mar

DeWitt Chapter of Habitat for Humanity seeks new leaders

 

Tue
04
Mar

Flores inducted into UIW honor society

 

Jennifer Lynn Flores, a freshman at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, was inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society of The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) on Saturday, Feb. 22.  
 
Eligibility for membership in Alpha Lambda Delta is based on a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and placement in the top 20 percent of a student’s class during the first term or year of college while a student is enrolled full time.  
 
Jennifer maintained a grade point average of 3.8 at the completion of her first term at  University of the Incarnate Word.  While attending UIW, Jennifer is majoring in convergent media.  
 
Jennifer is the daughter of Jesse and Margaret Flores and the granddaughter of Guadalupe Ochoa, Janie Vargas and Henry Vargas.
Tue
04
Mar

Rayce joins family at home

Matthew and Gina Allman of Yorktown are proud to announce the birth of their son, Rayce Kincaid Allman. Rayce Kincaid was born at DeTar North Hospital in Victoria on Jan. 17, 2014 at 8:36 p.m., weighing 8 pounds, 11 ounces and 21 1/4 inches long. Rayce is being welcomed at home by his big brother, Grant, and big sisters, Grehsen, Brittan, Brycen and Brielle. Rayce’s proud grandparents are Bobby and Beth Nelson and Bill and Alberta Allman, all of Nordheim. Contributed photo

Tue
04
Mar

3 area congregations sponsoring Ash Wednesday service

A joint Ash Wednesday service sponsored by three area congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will be held on Wednesday, March 5 at Zion Lutheran Church in Arneckeville.

The Ash Wednesday service is sponsored jointly by St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Schroeder, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Ander, and Zion.
 
Members of the community are invited to attend the service, which will begin at 7 p.m. Zion is located at 509 Zion Cemetery Road in Arneckeville.
 
Read more in this week's editions of Yorktown News-View and Cuero Record.
Tue
04
Mar

Simecek files for YISD board

 

Ray Simecek has announced his candidacy for a position on the board of trustees of the Yorktown Independent School District in the upcoming election.
 
“I was born and raised here in Yorktown.  I graduated from Yorktown High School in 1961 and attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, 1961-1964.  I entered University of Texas Dental School in 1964 and graduated in 1968 with a DDS degree,” Simecek said.
 
“I enlisted in the US Air Force in July 1968 as a dental officer.  I was stationed at Yokota Air Force Base, Japan, from 1968-1971. I was discharged from active duty in Sept. 1971.  I then joined the Texas Air National Guard in Sept 1972.  I am now fully retired.
 
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Tue
04
Mar

Copper theft new problem for area

 

The DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office meet with over 30 individuals around the state each Thursday to discuss crimes that are developing patterns or moving from one county to another.
 
“What started two to three years ago with the Coastal Bend Alliance and it has morph to the federal, state and local levels including a couple of individuals from Homeland Security,” DeWitt County sheriff Jode Zavesky said. 
 
“The newest development is copper theft in the area. In the year 2010 there was a raid of cell towers for their copper. There were six to seven counts that were reported.”
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View and Cuero Record
Tue
04
Mar

Contested races for area schools

 

Filing deadline has passed for a position on the ballot in the upcoming city and school elections in Yorktown and Nordheim.
 
In the Yorktown City election, incumbents Larry Mueller and Ruben “BB” Garcia have filed to run again for their respective positions on the council.  City Councilwoman Frances Villa did not file for re-election, which will result in an opening on the council, which currently consists of incumbents Mueller and Garcia, along with Jerry Alvarez, Shawna Lamprecht and Mayor Rene Hernandez.
 
According to City Secretary Robert Mendez, an election will still be held concerning the sales maintenance tax.  City Council will address the council vacancy at an upcoming council meeting.
 
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